Friday, June 26, 2009

View from a bridge


Never wasting time at the dock of the bay





Yes the blog bandits have been at it again, so if you are viewing on an address that is not the above url, stop . Stop it now. Very naughty. Feel free to contact me and pass on the details of the naughty site whose fingers need to me severely smacked. To calm down I had a walk along the harbour on what had to be the best day of the year so far. The light this week has been incredible. I really do mean pretty damn near bloomin' spectacular, as you can see by the above image. The closest I have ever seen the sea and light to the Cote'd Azur, and you know how much I just lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrve the French Riviera. Just wait 'til you see the beach ones next week. By the way, that strip of land you can see on the horizon is England. It was so clear with a slight heat haze that the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea just melded together perfectly. No post production, manipulation whatsoever which is just how I like it. I am the world's laziest photographer. Give me the light, I'll give you the image, then I can waste more time on the beach contemplating how I get a job in the South of France.

104 comments:

Robin said...

The blue of the water blends almost seemlessly with the horizon.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, I'd like to spend a little time on that dock of the bay and I could probably remember enough of the lyrics to sing, as long as I kept my voice down -- hate to scare the fish. Fabulous shot as always, Babooshka! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend and tipple a JD for me!

mannanan said...

Perfect picture on a perfect day. Great capture. Ramsey has been stunning this week.

Babooshka said...

Mannanan- It certainly has. Really beautiful light. I sat on the beach for an hour just taking images. In fact I am just about to go out tonight and and maybe take a few images along ...... Nah! Can't give away too much in case the neighbours are reading.

Darla said...

Beautiful blues!

Torsdag said...

Perfect, mostly one colour see+sky only cut by the english horizon.
I love old habours !!!

Hartmut

Luiz Ramos said...

Light, image, contemplating time.
Beautiful.

April said...

Beautiful harbour scene of sea and sky merging!

bowledover said...

Great capture you have shared with us tonight. Thanks for sharing.
I will look at the Star
Thanks for your visit and comment.
Have a lovely weekend.

Dagrun said...

Beautiful harbour! Thank you for the warning, (I've noticed several blogs that have "weird" stuff happening when you enter them... )

Guy D said...

Excellent shot of the harbour, thanks for sharing once again.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Calm Energy said...

Love your photos... taking a ferry this weekend... your photo is making me look forward!

~Maria
ps. What's going on with the blogs?

Vita Stunder said...

Thank you for the warning!!

Beautiful harbour!
And the light is truly stunning :)

Have a great friday!
Anna

Sanna said...

Lovely blue, nice shot. =)

Photo Cache said...

What a perfect Skywatch image. This is a postcard pic.

KenM said...

That's a real beauty Babs.

Steve B said...

This looks somehow familiar! Big boats, blue water and wharfs. Looks somelike my Gloucester.

Susan at Stony River said...

What a beautiful shot; I love the movement of the water near the middle. I can't wait to see the beach photos!

And sorry about the bandits--hope that resolves. AND (last thing) you're RIGHT about ice cream cones on my gate, they're plain as day! I laughed and laughed.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photo,and I like the song too!

VALKYRIEN said...

Thanks for the warning! I also have noticed a couple of blogs with weird stuff going on. My virusprogram has warned me, doing a great job that one!

Beautiful harbour you have here! And I love the "dock of the bay"! :)

Gail's Man said...

Your photos must be very good to be worth stealing. Don't think I've ever had any of mine copied. But then I wouldn't really know if I had or not.

Nice scene. Wouldn't mind a trip around the island in that little blue yacht.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I live about as far inland as one can in the USA but I used to live on the coast so I really like your waterfront photographs.

I can't believe somebody is hijacking your blog. That is very rude!

Chris said...

I have emailed you about a Chinese(?)
site that has one of your posts part English. Do not want to use my blog id fear of reprisals.

Chris

Pacey said...

Oh, this really means that they like how you shoot and they don't have a camera I guess hahahah...just for laughs. Anyway, your shot is stunningly a postcard perfect pic. Great blue sky and sea.

Thumbelina said...

What a peaceful, calming shot. Can you see me in England? I'm waving at you!

It must be so frustrating for you to have these bandits keep coming. I hope you get some peace soon.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Babooshka said...

Pacey - no laughing matter for me. Theft is theft.

Ida said...

Beautiful scene.
I just love the different blue colors and the light. Harmonious.
Lovely picture. :)

I'm so sorry to hear about your problems with hackers (?) here.
Sad and irritating!

Erin said...

so like this capture.
sorry to hear you are having problems.
hope you've a wonderful weekend.

Mo said...

I agree theft is theft what ever form. Are they the same ones or do you have a variety?
Love love love the picture. That blue makes me want to dive right into that water.

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous shot and as always I love how well you compose your shots. Sorry about the bandits.

Babooshka said...

Mo - It's not just the images this time but parts or whole of the text too, but they are not RSS feed sites. This means someone, or a bot is actively recreating part or whole of the post and image. Varied but a pattern has emerged. If it's happened to me it must be happening to others. Think I am winning the battle tonight though. Most have suddenly just become dead links.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful bright blue summer sky you are sharing with us all here, nothing like our muted winter shades at this end of the world.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shot. Love the blue sky.

Carletta said...

Lovely shot from the Isle!

I really like the water shot below. :)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery of the sea and pleasing to the eyes.

Wren said...

Very busy, modern scene - but the sky remains timeless.

Congrats to Gary, and boo! to the blog thieves.

Pam said...

B, The Riviera looks pretty but it does not have the TT. Beautiful water image.

Jacob said...

Yes, close to the magical time of day...the light is soft and gentle and that makes everything in the photo take on a patina of muted colors...

A very nice photo to look at and enjoy!

Buck said...

Woooo, lovely! I wish I had a working harbour. Jealous in a good way :-)

Lew said...

Beautiful blues! Another song comes to mind for this one: "I can see clearly now!" And I never have seen your images any where but here. I hope you do shut the theives down.

VioletSky said...

A perfect composition of wavy lines.

Pietro said...

Great scenery, Babooshka.
I've learned that even if one disables the right click of the mouse it's possible to pick up the images all the same.

Sally in WA said...

I love how the water just blends into the sky. Beautiful, beautiful.

Tom said...

A truely beautiful view.... I'm off to find another Scarecrow this weekend... I was told by a friend that there's one nearby... Also tell Gary I will try to get a copy of the Star.... it must be rewarding to be published like that... hope you both have a great weekend... keep safe, keep well.
Tom
My post are: Sky Blue and Sky Poem

Patty said...

Very Pretty!

gogouci said...

The vast blue is incredible.

magiceye said...

striking blues! wow!

chrome3d said...

Only the land remains and all the rest blends in to one blue miracle wonder cosmos.

Olivier said...

waouhh superbe couleurs sur ta photo, j'aime beaucoup
waouhh beautiful colors on your photo, i love that

Reader Wil said...

The sky and the sea are united and it's difficult to see the horizon. I have seen this once in Cornwall, and in Cairns.
How awful that one should use the photos of other bloggers without asking, and even worse to copy someone's post. I have never seen your text copied by another blogger. I do hope nobody does that to me either.

loulee said...

Beautiful picture. You caught the Cumbrian hills so clearly too.

Steve said...

I have seen your Mad Cow photo on many foreign motorbike sites with a link to your site. Still wrong though. Very pretty.

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful, silky blue waters! And boats on the water always seem so relaxing!

Babooshka said...

Steve thanks for the head's up. Something else to check out. Thumbnails with a link back to the site are fine so if it's that I'm OK with it. Just whole posts I'm not, you don't know what other sites they are linked too. Some bad ones.

Jackie said...

I love those blues. We're having lovely blue skies here too at the moment (ssshhhh!).

A virtual two-finger salute to the plagiarists and thieves. (feel free to copy *that*)

jabblog said...

Wonderful photograph! I love watching people at work on the water.
(Hope you catch up with the lazy s*d who pinched your work.)

kRiZ cPEc said...

A great shot to fix my eyes at. :)

Ulrika K said...

Wonderful blues all over. Beautiful!

Jim said...

Very blue! The Isle of Man is on my bucket list. Will take in Ramsey. Pretty town.

The Duck said...

I've got mummy a surprise! Daren't say what here cos she'll see it, but watch my blog!

HUGSxxxx

Barb said...

Hi Babooshka,
Be honest - who needs the Riviera when you have Ramsey? Those boats could sail right into the sunset on that seamless expanse of blue.

Arlene said...

This is a relaxing view, Babooshka!

Thanks for the visit and i wish you a great week-end!

Jim K said...

Very sad that people feel the need to steal your work. I do like todays photo though.

Halcyon said...

I love that blue water. It looks smooth as glass.

Happy Friday and keep skywatching. Hopefully the weekend will make up for the image hooligans.

Lisa Mertins illustration said...

wonderful, classic composition.

Dewdrop said...

Wasting time... You have planted that song in my head. lol!

Great shot. I hate that people are stealing it!

Gattina said...

When the weather is like that it is more beautiful then the french Rivera ! I know it from Eastbourne !

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

The light and the colours are indeed amazing, Babooshka. It's a pity you don't show it any bigger ...
Have a wonderful weekend!

Maeve said...

You make Ramsey look like the French Riviera. That is a skill I wish I had.

Small City Scenes said...

Even though it is a sky Watch shot I love the blue of the water. Nice shot. Even though Stanwood is surrounded by water and we are on two bays we have no dock by the bay, no ships only tidal flats. Sticky stuff. MB

Babooshka said...

Maeve- thank you but I can safely say the weather helped. I'd still rather be in France though Gattina.

Prospero said...

South of France. Yes. How about in the middle of the Atlantic?

laxeylass said...

Looks good to me.

laxeylass said...

Looks good to me.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I can't understand why anyone would steal photos then pass them as their own. You did a great job of displaying the harbor beautifully.

Frank said...

Terrific weather. I'm jealous today. You do sound ready and most deserving of a little trip to the beach. Get going. Grab your photo gear and find a good vantage point to enjoy the sand, sky and life. Go!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the South of France is better but I just don't like the heat or the food. If it is prettier than this I will eat a snail.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Babooshka, if it wasn't for England in the background, I don't think I could tell where the water stopped and sky started. What lovely shades of blue!

CTG Ponies said...

What a great photo!

Grace and Bradley said...

I remember that youe seems have showed the harbor with the tide in and out sometimes ago. This certainly looks like a fantastic day. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

B
Blog bandits huh! Well I"ve never written anything anyone would want to lift!HA Seriously, hope you can find the culprits and put them down.

LURVE the water in this shot. The color is spectacular and the water shot from yesterday has cooled me off again. Ahhhhhhh
V
PS Bon weekend to you and the Barkster.

Denise Jelonek said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all your photos and this shot really is amazing. It looks so inviting.

Babooshka said...

To all,

Many thanks for your comments.

If you can please call again 28th/july/2009. The City Daily Photo community will be hosting a special theme day in support of the people of Iran and their right to democracy. The "City Daily Photo" link on my blog will take you to the hundreds of daily photo blogs posting for that day our collective support. Some blogs are posting over several days already. If you believe in democracy then please show support by visiting some and possibly leaving a positive comment. Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

Julie said...

Thank you for your support just now, Babooshka.

tapirgal said...

Your posts are always informative as well as nice to look at. I'm sorry about the blog bandits! Not fair! I do hope they stop! And thanks for reminding me about the City Daily Photo theme day. How could I almost forget?

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful photo!
I am so sorry to hear that you have been ripped off, stolen material. Hopefully you will no longer have this problem with your blog. How horrible!

Wishing you the best.

Mike said...

As smooth as glass with the clouds hovering in the background. Nice shot.

JM said...

Love the blue stiil water! Your previous photo is gorgeous!

Babooshka I really appreciate you comment. Meanwhile it seems our iranian friend's sister has confirmed he called his family from prison two nights ago saying he was OK. Whatever OK means...

Michele said...

Pretty area, much more water than I will ever see for me living up here in the mountains!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for supporting the peoples of Iran.

Hilda said...

You can see England from there? Cool! Fabulous sea and sky — your weather looks fantastic now!

Sorry to hear about your blog bandit problems again. Hope this latest one gets stopped soon.

syel said...

simple yet a beautiful composition. i wouldn't mind seeing this everyday!

Mamapippa said...

I would love to spend some time there !

sunnymama said...

What a beautiful view!

Faery said...

How beatiful, I love the blue colors in this picture, I would like to spend a few hours there too.
Thanks for your nice visit and comments in my blog

Carolyn said...

Beautiful shot and stunning colour. I love to be sailing out of that harbour for an afternoon or evening sail. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Bestemor Aud said...

What a perfect photo of a harbour, sea and sky! I enjoyed it very much. Could feel the summer!

Sandi said...

You always have the most beautiful blues.

Anne-Sophie said...

Lovely shot of the harbour! Thanks for sharing!
And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting to my contribution Sunset at Fr√łyas Have this Sky Watch Friday!

Kutuharju said...

Wow, did I have the honor to be the 100th guest or did someone slip in...

Kutuharju said...

Probably not the 100th, since you have the 'control' on :)
A lovely picture, just amazing colours! Is it striped...the surface of the water? like turquoise, light blue and then darker.

Per Stromsjo said...

Delightful blue colour, would have been nice to enlarge.

Glennis said...

So nice and blue, can't tell the sea from the sky the horizon could be anywhere, it blends so well.
Lovely shot, lots of comments!!

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